I am influenced by a variety of things from world history and current events, to artwork and nature. I am inspired by others who stand up for their beliefs and use their art as replacements for their words, such as Marcel Duchamp, KÃ¤the Kollwitz and British graffiti artist, Banksy. My travels also greatly influence my work. Cultural dress and traditional textiles from around the world help me to have a better understanding of my surroundings. My education at Dominican University has taught me the value of quality workmanship as well as given me the confidence and understanding that I can make a difference in not only the fashion industry but also in the society in which I live.
I currently have a modern german folk inspired line called Rare. A Rare dirndl is exactly that, rare. It is unique in its fabrication and style and you will not find anything like it in America. Rare is committed to providing its customers with high quality and high fashion dirndls as well as helping make the world a better place. I created the Rare line to bring more color, texture, life and fashion to the American dirndl market.